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SPH Gift of Music presents An evening of classical favourites at Tampines


SSO @ Tampines
Sunday, Oct 8, 6.30pm
Open field next to Tampines MRT Station
Free Admission

Singapore, 3 October 2006 - The Tampines neighbourhood will be filled with the melodious strains of well-known classics by Italian composer Rossini and Russian master Rimsky-Korsakov, and also signature Malay tunes by renowned Malaysian composer and film director P. Ramlee on October 8.

Performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Lim Yau, the SSO@Tampines concert is part of the second season of the SPH Gift of Music series. This delightful outdoor classical concert is not to be missed, following the successful SSO @ Geylang Serai concert in August this year which had an attendance of over 800 residents.

The evening´s programme opens with Rossini´s well-loved Overture to The Thieving Magpie, one of his most famous comic operas. Other highlights include P. Ramlee´s beautiful Malay compositions Getaran Jiwa and Bunyi Gitar, Rimsky-Korsakov´s famous Capriccio Espagnol and a stirring medley of evergreen Beatles’ hits.

Says Ms Ginney Lim, Executive Vice President of SPH´s Legal and Corporate Communications, “The SPH Gift of Music series featuring the SSO is returning to the heartland for the fourth time. This follows after successful performances at Seng Kang, Toa Payoh Central and Geylang Serai. In all our heartland concerts, we try to bring a fresh perspective to classical music by tailoring the lineup according to the ‘flavours´ of the neighbourhood.”

Details of the concert are given below.

Programme*

ROSSINI ed. ZEDDA Overture to The Thieving Magpie
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
RAMLEE, P. arr. CHUA, VIVIAN Getaran Jiwa
RAMLEE, P. arr. CHUA, VIVIAN Bunyi Gitar
COATES, ERIC By the Sleepy Lagoon
arr. J. Tyzik Beatles Hits Medley
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34

About SPH Gift of Music
Since its launch in May 2005, the SPH Gift of Music series has been staging outdoor concerts for the Singapore audience. The SPH Gift of Music brings concerts to the community with performances in the heartlands, parks, and now at hospitals and hospices to connect with the community. The second season of SPH Gift of Music series was launched on April 24 at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital with the SCO Caring Series by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

The SPH Gift of Music series is one of many outreach events supported by SPH as part of its broadening community involvement.

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For more information, please contact:

Francis Mah
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
E-mail: mahys@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading media company in Singapore, in the print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. It publishes 14 newspapers in the four official languages, including Singapore’s first free Chinese newspaper, My Paper, and over 80 magazine titles. Everyday, 2.7 million individuals, or 83 per cent of the people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications. Its Internet Business Unit manages the online editions of SPH’s major newspapers, which enjoy over 100 million pageviews from 6 million unique visitors every month. More recent online additions are the classified website, ST701, and STOMP (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Internet and via mobile messaging.
SPH owns and operates Paragon, the prime shopping and office building in the heart of Orchard Road. Paragon features international brands and luxury goods, restaurants serving wide-ranging cuisines and lifestyle facilities such as spas and a fitness club.
SPH also owns a 20% stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40% stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes free sheet Today. SPH has a 70% stake in SPH UnionWorks, which operates two entertainment radio channels, Radio 100.3 in Chinese and Radio 91.3 in English. In addition, SPH holds an 80% stake in SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest LED network media company, and a 35% stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor advertising company in China.